Some have referred to Italy as a vineyard and with long historical wine background; Italy is a wonderful country to visit. We were fortunate to spend two weeks in Italy and spent much of that time in Tuscany, famous for its Sangiovese. Another little known grape is found only near San Gimignano is Vernaccia. Most of the wineries we visited in Italy also had olive groves. If you visit in late October or November, you may see olives harvested. When planning to visit wineries, we recommend that you contact them in advance.
Hospitality in Tuscany is marvelous and our stay at Mormoraia could not have been better. A variety of lodging types is available in Italy. In the major cities, one can easily discover traditional modern hotels. However, if you are looking for memories consider, searching for bed and breakfast type facilities, villas or farmhouses.